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But the hound bayeth loudly,
The boar's in the wood,
And the falcon longs proudly

To spring from her hood:
On the wrist of the noble
She sits like a crest.
And the air is in trouble
With birds from their nest.

Cas. Oh! shadow of Glory!
Dim image of war!
But the chase hath no story,
Her hero no star,
Since Nimrod, the founder

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Of empire and chase, Who made the woods wonder And quake for their race. When the lion was young, In the pride of his might, Then 'twas sport for the strong To embrace him in fight; To go forth, with a pine For a spear, 'gainst the mammoth, Or strike through the ravine At the foaming behemoth; While man was in stature

As towers in our time,
The first born of Nature,
And, like her, sublime!
Chorus.

But the wars are over,
The spring is come;
The bride and her lover

Have sought their home:

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draw his car;

The new Sesostris, whose unharnessed kings,

Freed from the bit, believe themselves with wings,

And spurn the dust o'er which they crawled of late,

Chained to the chariot of the Chieftain's state?

[According to Strabo, Ptolemæus Soter brought Alexander's body back from Babyco, and buried it in Alexandria, in the spot afterwards known as the Soma. In 1801 a sarcophagus came into the possession of the English Army, and was presented by George III. to the British Museum. Hieroglyphics were as vet undeciphered, and, in 1805, the traveller Edward Daniel Clarke published a quarto monograph (The Tomb of Alexander, etc.), in which he proves. to his own satisfaction, that "this surprising sarcophagus in one entire block of green Egyptian breccia," had once contained the ashes of Alexander the Great. Byron knew Clarke, and, no doubt, respected his authority; and, hence, the description of "Alexander's urn" as "a show." The sarcophagus which has, since 1844, bern assigned to its rightful occupant, Nectanebus II., is a conspicuous object in the Egyptian Gallery of the British Museum.]

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[It was "Other Worlds" the planets and stars which Alexander "wept to conquer, the undiscovered countries of the Ancient World.]

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[In a speech delivered in the House of Commons, February 17, 1800, "On the continuance of the War with France," Pitt described Napoleon as the "child and champion of Jacobinism."]

Barry Edward O'Meara (1786-1836), who had been surgeon on board the Bellerophon, and who accompanied Napoleon to St. Helena in the Northumberland. He published in 1819, a work entitled Exposition of some of the Transactions that have taken place at St Helena since the appointment of Sir Hudson Lowe as Governor, which was afterwards expanded into Napoleon in Exile, or a Voice from St Helena (2 vols. 8vo, 1822). He is the "stiff surgeon" of line 79.

3 [Henry, Earl Bathurst (1762-1834), Secretary for War and the Colonies, replied to Lord Holland's motion "for papers connected with the personal treatment of Napoleon Buonaparte at St. Helena," March 18, 1817.]

[A bust of Napoleon's son, the Duke of Reichstadt, had been forwarded to St. Helena. It was detained on board ship for inspection, before it was transferred to Longwood.]

[The book in question was The Substance of some Letters written by an Englishman in Paris, 1816 (by J. C. Hobhouse). It was inscribed "To the Emperor Napoleon."]

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Smile - for the fettered Eagle breaks his chain,

And higher Worlds than this are his again.

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How, if that soaring Spirit still retain A conscious twilight of his blazing reign

I [Lieutenant-General Sir Hudson Lowe, K.C.B. (1769-1844), was the son of an army surgeon, John Hudson Lowe. He was appointed Governor of St. Helena, August 23, 1815, and landed in the island April 14, 1816.]

[There is reason to think that "the staring stranger" was the traveller Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844), who called upon Byron at Venice, but did not see him. His account of his interview with Napoleon is attached to his narrative of a Voyage to Java, 1840.]

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